Despite Syria's peace overtures it is "more willing now than ever before" to take military action against Israel, Mossad Chief Meir Dagan told the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday. According to the Jerusalem Post, Dagan noted that following Israel's war with Lebanon, Syria felt more secure and confident in having its own personal confrontation with Israel.
He added that the Syrian army was building up its anti-tank missile units, after having seen that this was Israel's "Achilles' heel" in the summer war against Hizbullah.
Dagan conveyed that the Israeli government had no reason to believe that Syria was making any real moves towards peace.
As to the Iranian nuclear crisis, Dagan said Tehran is having technical difficulties in developing its nuclear program, Ynet reported.